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UK – EU VAT refunds amended legislation in connection with Brexit


HMRC confirmed that the transitional legislation for EU VAT refunds under Part 20 of the VAT Regulations 1995 has been amended to reflect the change in Exit Day from 29 March 2019. The revised legislation was laid on 5 September 2019. You can access a copy of it from this link >

 

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UNITED KINGDOM: UK firms will receive customs numbers that will let them trade with EU after Brexit


Thousands of British firms will finally be given crucial paperwork that allows them to continue trading with the EU after a no-deal Brexit. After months of demands from businesses, more than 88’000 VAT-registered companies will be given a registration number in the next two weeks that allows EU customs authorities to identify them.

Without the paperwork, known as an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, UK firms would not be allowed to trade with the EU after 31 October 2019.

 

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The 2019 World Wide VAT forum


Ten years after its inception, we’ve decided to hold our annual World Wide VAT forum over an informal breakfast. Please join us on 4 April for an opportunity to find out about the latest global trends in indirect taxation (VAT/GST/sales tax/excise taxes) and meet experts and fellow professionals Continue reading


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PHARMA WEBINAR: Brexit and its impact on pharma and life sciences industry


The continued complexities in agreeing the form of the UK’s exit from the EU, can make planning for Brexit difficult for businesses. However, the pharma and life sciences industry has been one of the more prepared industry sectors given its unique challenges around Brexit.

I would like to invite you to join our webinar to discuss this topic together with PwC’s international indirect tax experts, as well experts in the wider regulatory and supply chain issues that will impact the pharma and life sciences industry. During this digital presentation our panel of experts will give you an overview of the indirect tax implications within the pharma and life sciences sector both in the UK and in other EU member states, as well as an overview of the wider implications.

Date:  25 February 2019 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm (CET).

I’m looking forward to welcoming you to our “Brexit and its impact on the pharma and life sciences industry” webinar! Please klick the link which will guide you to your personal registration page and further event information.

 

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WEBCAST: Latest developments on Brexit


I’m sure, you are tracking the news this week to see the latest developments on Brexit.
PwC UK is holding a special webcast next Wednesday afternoon to reflect on the events of this week, whatever they may bring, and talk about what businesses should be doing to prepare – whatever comes next!
Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 UK time

You can sign up here.

Very happy to have a chat about your own prep, and what we are supporting other clients with if that would be helpful too.

 

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Commodity Trading ITX Event in Geneva


I am pleased, together with PwC UK and PwC Netherlands, to invite you to our next event on Indirect Taxes in the Commodity Trading Industry that will take place:

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at PwC Avenue Giuseppe Motta 50, 1202 Genève.

During this event our Commodity Trading and Indirect Tax experts will give you an update on Technology offerings and the impact of digital for commodity trading (e.g. robotics), environmental taxes and fraud, Brexit as well as recent ITX developments, such as the pending infraction procedure for the UK and customs in respect of a non-EU entity acting as the exporter of record.

To register for this event and get the full event programme, please contact:

Andrea Croizeau, Phone: +41 58 792 98 34 or Email: andrea.croizeau@ch.pwc.com

Our experts look forward to exchanging with you.

 

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UK: Live Brexit Webcast: An end to uncertainty?


I would like to invite you to a Brexit webcast we are holding on Monday 26 November at 14:00 UK time.  Our Brexit experts will give their insights into the current status of the Brexit process, provide reactions to the announcements at the EU Summit this weekend and discuss how businesses can prepare for Brexit. Please see the relevant details below. Continue reading